Pumpkin patches/farms are such a fun place to visit in the fall, and particularly around Halloween. We love corn mazes, bonfires, and farm food- they never disappoint and usually let us enjoy the first few cool nights in Arizona outside. The problem is, October date plans fill up fast with all the fun Halloween festivities, and we’ve never been able to fit in visiting our biggest local farm’s festival. I decided this time last year when I started putting together The 12 Months of Dates Christmas present for Jacob that I would make sure this was remedied! October’s date included cash to attend the Schenpf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Party.
*Tip for AZ locals- discount tickets are available at Fry’s if you decide to go.
We made a list of the must-dos for the night we’d be on the farm:
1. Eat Chili (it’s half of the festival’s namesake)
2. Ride their roller coaster
3. Go through the corn maze
4. Watch pig races
5. Last but probably most important: Eat pumpkin items!
I have a pretty serious obsession with all things flavored pumpkin. For proof, check out my Pumpkin Obsession Pinterest board. Jacob isn’t super into pumpkin, so planning a selfish date where I could eat pumpkin may or may not have happened here.
We started with dinner as we came in the evening. I was immediately impressed with the wood-fire grill going on.
The 20 minute wait for chili and cornbread didn’t disappoint! The chili was excellent (even if the scooping skills in the bowl weren’t so much)!